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Eutycus

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Not real sure about this topic, it didn't happen during the Civil War but it is about it in a way. One of the things ( but not all )that got me started or "hooked" on the War was Topps Bubble Gum Card's. They came out in 1962 and some of us were just young boys then. There was a centennial happening. The cards were hokey and not just real accurate.( and gory too)The bubble gum was stale. But they served a purpose to me. They helped introduce me to the Civil War so they did serve a purpose. And I feel I'm not the only one.
 

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I had forgotten about that play money that came with each pack of cards. Kind of a history lesson with hard , stale gum.Mom didn't buy the cheerios with the Confederate money inside. Even though they were both just paper it made me want the real thing. And they really were alot more high tech than we knew. Some cards were fascinating, I especially liked #20 "Death Fall" ( though it never happened) and #59 "Submarine Attack". The Hunley even showes the Confedetate Battle Flag on it's side. It would take years to learn it did not.There were very few of those cards that didn't have a show of bloodshed and gore on the front. But were we not were taught in school it was a bloody affair?
 

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  • Oh that line about the cheerios. General Mills did an advertising bit in 1954 with reprints of Confederate Money inside the box. I wished I had a few, they are collecters items in themselves. They had "Reprinted in U.S.A. 1954" on the reverse but some of these still show up in collections now and then with the printing and signatures erased.Real Confederate money didn't have printed signatures except for the 50 cent note.
 

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The upcoming centennial brought an array of cards, books, pamphlets and other stuff like TV shows. Even comic books. It was an awakening for the curious.
 

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I don’t know. Maybe.
We had a lot of interest peak I think with the centennial that starred in the 50s. Then a decade later the bicentennial. The shooting sport crossed over popular society. Tons of books, tv shows and movies came out. Every westren had a guy who was a veteran of the war, often a confederate who had been displaced.
Men after WW 2 the economy was good and people could start investing in hobbies. Model trains moved from a Christmas toy to basement sized layouts, home built kits started big time. Models and hot rods, ski resorts ect all exploded at this time.
 

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I see that the book I referenced was deleted. That's a shame. It delves into the (1776-1876) movements, organizations, events, individuals and causes of the times surrounding our 1861-1865 war. The who dunnits and the why fors. Not another penny dreadful about the gallantry and daring-do of farm boys duped into slaughtering one another, it's a book about the mechanics of political power, domestic and internationally, before and after. The bibliography alone (p.463-479) is worth the price.
 

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Meet the Grimké sisters.
Daughters of a South Carolina supreme court judge.
Their story is interesting.


Sarah Moore Grimké

Angelina Emily Grimké
 

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The pictures of Grimke sisters looks like they stuck their faces through a hole in a painted board. Their heads do not seem proportional to the bodies in the pictures.
Julia Holmes had a number of first. I saw one in Colorado as a boy.
 

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The pictures of Grimke sisters looks like they stuck their faces through a hole in a painted board. Their heads do not seem proportional to the bodies in the pictures.
Hadn't noticed until you said something, But you know, photographers back then did such things and staged many scenes in their studios. Common folk might be able to afford a picture but not good clothes to be photographed in . Plus the cut outs make the person stand still.
 

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Most photographers back then had a brace that went behind the neck to hold a person erect and immobile for a 10 to 20 seconds or however long time exposure photography took. That would explain the clear photos but I often wondered how they kept from blinking.
 

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In a discussion about old photos from the Civil War era and why you hardly ever see any smiles. Medicine was primitive but so was dentistry. Alot of the participants back then may very well had bad teeth, missing teeth or no teeth. Bad teeth at an early age, Nothing to smile about.
 
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